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Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

4.3
4.3
10655 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 27 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants specialize in dazzling views, unique cuisine and exceptional service. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, the renowned chefs of Chart House have tailored a menu that adds a unique touch to local flavors. And the Chart House happy hour is a guest favorite, where guest favor our signature cocktails and delicious bites you are sure to enjoy. Our original Hot Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect end to a memorable dining experience at Chart House. Chart House offers the ideal setting for your next event. We would be happy to assist you with all the details of your special occasion.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 33 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:30–23:00 Sun 11:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    (703) 684-5080
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    The Alexandria Chart House is a quintessential waterfront location for hosting private events including luncheons, business meetings, holiday & social events. Our private dining room overlooks the Potomac River with views of the U.S. Capitol and can accommodate groups up to 80 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Amanda Hendrix: (703) 684-5080
  • Area
    Alexandria
  • Cross Street
    Union Street
  • Parking Details
    Parking garage options available at Thompson Alley Parking Garage and 220 N Union St Garage. Limited street parking available.
  • Public Transit
    King Street Metro Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 10,655 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Great for scenic views

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Great for scenic views

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Seafood

10,655 Reviews
  1. MarkP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Virtually no service. Reservation ignored. It had lost control.

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  2. Nope

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The quality of the food has gone down. Dosmwsnt taste or look the same

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  3. Darie82

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crab dip and salmon was bland.. really needed some Salt

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  4. JosieC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Chart House never disappoints. My husband and I had a delicious late lunch there yesterday. We requested a seat by the window and were immediately seating in front of a beautiful water view. Our food was gourmet all the way. We started with the Kimchi Calamari appetizer and it was delicious and very generous. I had the salmon and my husband had the prime rib sandy—outstanding all the way. The salmon was fresh and tasty. I highly recommend it. Our server was amazing. She was so friendly and professional, and provided excellent service. I had a glass of Rodney String Sauvignon Blanc and it was amazing. All in all, a wonderful unforgettable lunch at The Chart House — always our favorite.

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  5. Foodies

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Would love to see cake added to dessert menu.

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  6. VictorJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my girl here for Valentine’s Day and it was great experience. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the vibe was perfect. I honestly can’t wait to go back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to host and celebrate my mom's 70th birthday! It has wonderful views of the water, good food & drinks, and it's very spacious. I'd highly recommend this place!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Long wait to get seated a bit over 30 minutes even with the reservation.

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  9. None

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was good. However the person at the counter to check in your appointment was hard to understand. She spoke way to fast for understanding and she was told. Other than this situation. Everything was pretty good. My fish was not hot. But my wife's food was excellent.

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  10. Matrix

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    First I made 7:00pm reservation , I did not get seated until 7:40 pm because of over booking. This reservation was like flying Spirit Airlines, never know when you are boarding or getting seated. Second, the food was horrible without any taste. I sent back a few dishes. Reminds me of dietary food. Only thing was acceptable was the drinks.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was decent it was mid at best the Annapolis location is waaaaaayy better. During dinner it was like the Mickey Mouse club. There were mice running across the dining room. We were there to celebrate a birthday which I mentioned before the dinner and to a server during the dinner and they didn’t do any special accommodations until I mentioned it for the third time when asked about the experience by the server. They brought out a cake in a to go box as we were getting up to leave. But back to the mice they need to shut down and get that infestation together if they are that comfortable to come out during dinner service and there are baby ones that is a clear indication of an infestation.

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  12. Localfoodie

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The Chart House used to be a wonderful gem on the water in Old Town Alexandria. Over the past year they have had a lot of turnover in management and staff, and the restaurant is clearly suffering. The view is spectacular, being one of the few restaurants right on the water. The food has consistently been good over the years, and last night's dinner was really outstanding. Caesar salad, Black Cod, Potato Souffle, and Lava cake. All were top notch. The service was severely lacking. No warmth. No "hello". Just "what do you want to drink". Then the whole night the server was like that with us in spite of us trying to kill him with kindness. I hope they can properly train their staff so it will be a more enjoyable experience in the future.

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  13. GeneL

    Houston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    typically Landry's Chart House locations are consistent. Pricey with a great location, excellent service and food. This location disappointed. appetizer of crab cake was good. small portion but good. my twin lobster tails where a good value and tasty. my wife's filet, order medium well, came out medium rare. They took it back and brought it back the same. it took a third try, when we suggested they butterfly it. They did and the steak came out perfect - on the third try and 15 minutes after I was finished with my meal. the creamy spinach was okay. and the waiter threw in the lava cake, which was good. maybe it was a bad night for them.

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  14. Dave

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a nice dinner on the river. Also, a wonderful place to bring out-of-towners. A more up-scale menu than I remember from years passed, but they really make it work.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Upscale restaurant with moderate menu choice and impressive waterfront views.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was ok but not great for the price food was ok but not the best drinks were good but the espresso martinis could be improved

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  17. TerryW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server had a great personality, I forgot his name. Overall the staff was great

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant and staff; it would be nice if they had the ability to split bills for large parties, though.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food spoiled only by the billing at the end of the meal - 9 of us were presented with a single bill and our request to have it split up was met with a flat refusal. A restaurant with disinterested servers is unlikely to thrive.

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  20. BZMommy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been going here for many years. Always a great experience. They have King Crab. Service was spot on. Not jammed shoulder-to-shoulder with people.

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  21. WPva

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointing visit, seems to have gone downhill. Appetizers were the only palatable offerings; main course trout was overly salted and drowned in butter; cheesecake was inedible (slimy) with soggy crust; our server had never heard of Americano coffee even though it is on the menu, bringing instead short espressos—we explained how to make them and he tried, but once again missed the mark. We were there for lunch on a Saturday so one would think kitchen & wait staff would be running well.

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  22. KimberlyV

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the food was great too. Would recommend!

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  23. Chillicothegirl

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, delicious & excellent service!! We were a table of 5 for a birthday celebration! So glad it was at The Chart House!

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  24. Foodies

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I saw a mouse scamper across the room😊 The food and service were good but the mouse was unsettling.

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  25. socr1st

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I went for Restaurant Week special that was supposed to go through January 21st but they told me it didn't include Sunday the 21st and the special menu I was looking for.

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  26. CandiceH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    After hearing so many good things about The Chart house in Alexandria I was very dissatisfied.. my date and I got there we were seated right away. The server Mariam was very nice… however the restaurant was freezing by it being on the river you would think they would have the heat on hot but not! Our food being seated by the kitchen should have been hot the crab dip came out warm not hot, the baked shrimp was not hot at all and the seafood smelled funky like it was spoiling the shrimp where dry and semi hard and the crab stuffing was disgusting. I returned my fish and order the Herb roasted chicken which was really good surprisingly a small dish for such a big price.I wasn’t impressed ! I honestly thought I was going to be sick but luckily

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I think the waitress was new. She didn’t check on us often and she was just too slow.

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  28. SusanB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good although the fixed price dinners were of lesser quality than the rest of the menu. Enjoyed the calamari as an appetizer and the soups were outstanding . Very disappointed in the amount of snow and ice on the walkway into the restaurant which had a big impact on our lasting enjoyment of the evening.

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  29. ChristineG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was perfectly prepared. The staff was truly attentive and customer focused. View of DC is amazing. Wonderful dining experience!

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  30. Bill

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was ordinary and the price was high given other options available in the area. Much better in the summer because of the location. All in all, an average experience.

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  31. monica

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall atmosphere was great as well as service, but the food needs more attention. Soup was nothing special and Lava cake was way too dry. Our server, Miriam was very attentive and wonderful. She made our experience very pleasant.

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  32. KlaudiaAlexandria

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chart House restaurant provides excellent service every time. This is a restaurant where you can bring your family or friends for a special occasion or just a casual meal. It is quiet with beautiful views of the river. Chart House menu includes sea food but also has a good selection of other dishes. Appetizers are very large and tasty. I have dined at Chart House many times and each time I leave happy.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was great. But The food and coffee took a while to come. Overall still very enjoyable. Will certainly go again

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was over cooked and service was slow even though restaurant was fairly empty

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  35. AidanC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I went here for our anniversary and it was BY FAR the best experience we’ve ever had. The view was amazing and the staff was super nice. The food was impeccable and THE most tender steak i’ve ever had. We would definitely be back when we are in the area again.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered the avocado, mango salsa and shrimp stack-was mostly avocado. Remember it when it was blue crab and not shrimp…will not order again.

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  37. ThomasB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The decor is dated but we sat in the area with the indoor fire pit and had a great view. The noise level was pretty good until the lady at a table nearby decided to FaceTime somebody without earbuds or headphones, and her phone volume was so loud they likely heard it on the other side of the restaurant. Other than the ignorance/disrespect of another person in the restaurant it was a nice experience and the server did a good job. 

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my Birthday my husband and i we had great night. The food was so good i recommend get in there any time

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  39. GregoryC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had grilled chicken caesar salad. Taste of chicken did not meet my expectations. Daughter had shrimp tacos. She enjoyed. Otherwise, lunch was great.

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  40. DanA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice setup and beautiful ambience, our fourth or fifth time here. On a quiet weekday, we went for an anniversary dinner with our toddler going through the terrible twos for whom they handled with patience and charm, which ranks them highly in our view. Food was served timely and tasty and presented well. Service was provided promptly and friendly. It is on the expensive side but you do get what you pay for, a wonderful experience with good food, atmosphere, and service.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria using the Order Online button. Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 684-5080.

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria is rated 4.3 stars by 10655 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 33 times today

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Google Map for Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

1 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Union Street
  • Area
    Alexandria
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:30–23:00 Sun 11:00–22:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking garage options available at Thompson Alley Parking Garage and 220 N Union St Garage. Limited street parking available.
  • Public Transit
    King Street Metro Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (703) 684-5080
  • Private party facilities
    The Alexandria Chart House is a quintessential waterfront location for hosting private events including luncheons, business meetings, holiday & social events. Our private dining room overlooks the Potomac River with views of the U.S. Capitol and can accommodate groups up to 80 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Amanda Hendrix: (703) 684-5080
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